Event details

Virtual 2GCF

  • August 25, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

Virtual 2GCF

With schools educating students face-to-face, blended and virtually, conducting Second Grade Child Find can be a nightmare.  However, several virtual schools around the state have been conducting the six required lessons and administering the universal screener. We will hear from gifted specialists from two of those virtual schools to see how they have conducted all parts of second grade child find, including the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful. Then your system can determine how you will complete Second Grade Child Find during the COVID school year.

From left to right:

Sarah Johnson has been a teacher for 15 years and in gifted education for 14 of those years. She worked for Huntsville city schools for 13 years and this is her 2nd year as a virtual School teacher at Alabama Connections academy. She has three daughters; ages 7,4 and 2 and is married to her husband Jason. They live in Huntsville on Monte Sano Mountain.

Renee Alford has been an educator for 29 years including 26 years spread between Gadsden City Schools, Madison City Schools, Huntsville City Schools and Madison County Schools including positions as Special education teacher, Gifted SpecialistGifted CoordinatorSpecial Education Coordinator, and Gadsden State Community College Trio Program Facilitator.  Renee is married with three children, three grandchildren, and no pets.  Her hobbies including gardening.  She has found that teaching online has afforded her the opportunity to know  both students and parents much better than before.

Martina Melton is starting her 9th year as an educator.  She got her start as a Gifted Specialist at Chickasaw City Schools.  For the past three years she has been on the staff at Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools where she has learned how to utilize virtual tools and strategies to identify and serve gifted students from across the state. She is originally from Washington County, but currently lives with her  family in Saraland. Prior to teaching, Martina was an account executive, but her dream was always to be a gifted teacher.

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Meeting ID: 852 9861 2169

Passcode: 923354

The overflow from Zoom will be in the closed Facebook group!  Be sure to join.


Also, be sure to add this email to your contacts - Shirley Farrell will be mailing the certificates 

add shirleyfarrell@alabamagifted.org




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